5th Grade Environmental Project

Understanding Ecosystems: Students Engage in Research at Elkhorn Slough Reserve

On a clear, sunny morning last week, curious students explored the flora and fauna of the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, investigating invertebrate specimens, water, air and soils tests, and recording observations in nature journals. Mount Madonna School (MMS) fifth and…

Fifth Grade’s Sea Lion Environmental Project

Each year, the Mount Madonna School (MMS) fifth grade class engages in a year-long, cross-curricular study focused on an environmental topic selected by the students. For 2021-22, students voted to focus on sea lions to raise public awareness and reduce the existential…

Environmental Protection Agency Honors Students’ Shark Conservation Efforts

Environmental Protection Agency Honors Students’ Shark Conservation Efforts

On October 5, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 9 honored Mount Madonna School our students – national President’s Environmental Youth Award (PEYA) winners – for their “Save Our Sharks” project they completed in 2019-20 as fifth graders. The EPA Region 9…

Morgan Hill Life: Mount Madonna Students Receive President’s Environmental Youth Award

Morgan Hill Life, 8/25/21 issue, “Mount Madonna Student’s Receive President’s Environmental Youth Award.” The United States Environmental Protection Agency has recognized the 2019-20 fifth grade class at Mount Madonna School with the President’s Environmental Youth Award for working to resolve threats faced…

Santa Cruz Sentinel, Name Dropping: Mount Madonna Students Earn EPA Award

Santa Cruz Sentinel, 8/15/2021, Name Dropping: “Mount Madonna Students Earn EPA Award.” The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized the fifth grade class from the 2019-20 school year at Mount Madonna School with the President’s Environmental Youth Award for working to resolve threats…

Students Receive President’s Environmental Youth Award for Shark Conservation Project

Students Receive President’s Environmental Youth Award for Shark Conservation Project

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized the 2019-20 fifth grade class at Mount Madonna School (MMS) with the President’s Environmental Youth Award for working to resolve threats faced by great white sharks. These annual awards are presented to exceptional…